Filter Concentrate made from specialty coffee, what it is and how it can be used and the process?
Firstly let's get to the basics…
What exactly is our Filter Concentrate?
The concept of our filter concentrate comes from the basis of the flash brew, which is a pour over coffee brewing method which drips over ice, instantly chilling the hot brewed coffee liquid which in turn halts the process and locks in the freshness and vibrancy of the freshly brewed coffee.
Our method differs from this as we brew it in our ‘brewery’ which is much like a beer brewery setup that we have adapted for brewing coffee en masse. And instead of pouring over ice we run our hot brewed coffee through a heat exchanger which serves the same purpose, but means we can control the dilution levels and water quality throughout the process.
With this method we create a strong brew (concentrate) to use in our award-winning Midnight Oil coffee liqueur and espresso martini. Although simply adding around 2/3 water to the concentrate and you have a well balanced filter strength coffee.
The intention: Locking in the aromas and subtle flavour components of a well-brewed coffee in a batch method. This enables us to make large consistent batches of coffee for our customers to enjoy for a multitude of applications.
So what can it be used for?
We recommend using it as a replacement in food and drinks where espresso is usually utilised, ie: espresso martinis, White Russians, Tiramisu, etc. etc. although our concentrate isn’t quite as strong as an espresso it definitely packs a punch. And the fact that the coffee we use is the excellent Baron from Daterra Estate in Brazil with notes of dark chocolate, marzipan and hazelnut, the structure and flavour of the coffee works really well on the stronger side of things.
Alternatively, you can water it down ⅔ and you will have a well balanced filter strength coffee. :)
How we came up with the Filter Concentrate
We were making the Coffee Liqueur and couldn’t keep it to ourselves. We just had to share the Filter Concentrate as it’s a great alternative to pulling shots with some great other uses.
We believe that this could be the method for fast specialty coffee to help increase speed with quality coffee.